Carlo Ratti Associati Unveils World’s First ‘Farmscraper’ in Shenzhen

Courtesy of CRA - Carlo Ratti Associati

Courtesy of CRA – Carlo Ratti Associati

CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati has merged architecture with urban agriculture in the firm’s newly-unveiled Jian Mu Tower in Shenzhen, China. The 218-meter high building incorporates a large-scale vertical hydroponic farm across its entire facade, producing vegetation that can feed up to 40,000 people per year. The 51-storey tower will also include housing offices, a supermarket, and a food court with inner gardens for recreation and social gatherings.

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